Scenes of devastation after Spain wildfires
15 August 2012 Last updated at 06:39 BST
Firefighters on the Canary Islands are hoping that a drop in temperature might give them a chance of containing raging wildfires.
High winds and tinder-dry vegetation have helped the flames to spread rapidly.
Morocco has sent firefighting planes to help, but there is concern about the impact on tourism.
Susanna Mendonsa reports.